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Study links abnormally high blood sugar with higher risk of death in COVID-19 patients not previously diagnosed with diabetes

New research from Wuhan, China shows that, in patients with COVID-19 but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, abnormally high blood sugar is associated with more than double the risk of death and also an increased risk of severe complications. The study is by Dr Yang Jin, Union Hospital and Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University… Read More »

Coronavirus: Survivors ‘at risk of PTSD’

People who were seriously ill in hospital with coronavirus need to be urgently screened for post-traumatic stress disorder, leading doctors say. The Covid Trauma Response Working Group, led by University College London and involving experts from south-east England, said those who had been in intensive care were most at risk. The experts said regular check… Read More »

Household Crowding and Poverty Raise COVID-19 Risk

Certain socioeconomic factors make people more likely to be diagnosed with and die of COVID-19. Now, new findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggest this might explain the higher number of coronavirus cases in communities where low-income Black and Hispanic individuals live in large households, according to the Columbia University Irving… Read More »

Brilinta Approved in the US to Reduce the Risk of a First Heart Attack or Stroke in High-Risk Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Print this page June 1, 2020 — AstraZeneca’s Brilinta (ticagrelor) has been approved in the US to reduce the risk of a first heart attack or stroke in high-risk patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease. The approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was based on… Read More »

From pools to beaches to barbecues, health experts weigh the coronavirus risk tied to summertime fun

Cailin Healy, and an unidentified friend, both of Calabasas, take a selfie together as beach-goers enjoy warm summer-like weather amid state and city social distancing regulations mandated by Gov. Newsom in Huntinton Beach, CA, on April 22, 2020. Allen J. Schaben | Los Angeles Times via Getty Images As the U.S. begins to reemerge from… Read More »

Reducing your risk of changes in thinking following surgery

Cognition is an important function of the brain that enables us to acquire and process information, to enhance our understanding of thoughts, experiences, and our senses. Any condition that affects our ability to think, reason, memorize, or be attentive affects our cognitive ability. Some cognitive decline is a normal part of aging, but there are… Read More »